George S. Georgiades is an experienced securities attorney representing (crowd)funding portals, emerging growth companies, investment advisors, institutional/angel investors and broker-dealers in the United States and internationally on a wide range of commercial and capital formation transactions including initial and secondary public offerings, private or generally solicited private placements (Regulation D 506b/c), PIPES, SPACs, CMPO Offerings/Registered Directs and cross-border securities offerings. He represents a wide array of issuers in capital market financings including shipping, real estate, technology, healthcare, biotechnology and military defense companies. He serves as legal counsel to numerous startup companies and new ventures in all stages of development from inception, seed financing, venture capital financing to sale, merger or IPO.
Since 2011, he has actively supported the implementation of the JOBS Act reforms and has worked proactively with crowdfunding portals, service providers, industry associations and regulators to fashion the adopting regulations. He has served as legal counsel to several of the leading venture-backed funding platforms. George has also been a panelist at several notable crowdfunding conventions in the U.S. and Canada.
Prior to joining the FundAmerica team, he served as Legal Counsel to Garrison Investment Group LP, a leading middle market credit and asset based investment advisor ($4.2 billion AUM); Associate Counsel and Compliance Officer at Maxim Group LLC, a FINRA registered broker-dealer; and Associate at Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, a leading corporate finance law firm. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Banking, Corporate and Finance Law from Fordham School of Law and Bachelors of Laws (LL.B) in Commercial Law from University of Westminster School of Law.
George is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
Emily A. Georgiades is an experienced corporate and international lawyer. Emily has worked in commercial litigation, corporate law, and served as a former Deputy General Counsel of a growing business consulting firm. Other projects she has worked on include securities fraud and banking law. Her international experience includes having worked in the legal department of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, Germany. Emily's research was subsequently published. Aside from practicing law she teaches an advanced business law course at Queens College.
Emily also served as an Administrative Law Judge. She currently sits on the Board of the New York State Administrative Law Judges Association and serves as a FINRA Arbitrator.
Emily holds a Master of Laws in Corporate, Banking & Finance Law from Fordham Law School, a law degree from the College of Law in London, a Bachelors degree in Economics and Business Administration from Fordham University, and a Master of Laws in International Boundary Rights and Territorial Disputes from Durham University.
She is licensed in New York State, Cyprus and England & Wales (Barrister-at-Law).
-“What Lawyers Should Know About Advising Start-Ups,”
Electronically in Touch, New York State Bar Association. June 22, 2015
-“Ship Finance and Oil Pollution from a Legal and Financial Perspective,”
Shipping International Monthly Review, June 2006 (Posidonia Edition), pp.46-48.
-“The Imia Islets: A Beginning to the Maritime Delimitation of the Aegean Sea Dispute,”
17 Ocean and Coastal Law Journal 1 Fall 2011, pp.103-126, University of Maine Law School.
-“Getting the International Deal Done”
January 2012, Electronically in Touch, New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section.
-"Arbitration and Mediation in Cyprus"
August/October 2012, Dispute Resolution Journal, American Arbitration Association, pp.84-89.
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